Countdown for Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016

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With only two months to go, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016 is just around the corner. On 12 May leading voices in fashion and policy-making will once again meet in Copenhagen for the world’s largest conference on sustainability in fashion.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit is a non-profit event organised by the Danish Fashion Institute on behalf of Nordic Fashion Association and this is the fourth time the mega-event takes place. The Summit was first held in 2009 during the UN Climate Change Conference -COP15- in Copenhagen, and again in 2012 and 2014. 

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who is yet again patron of Copenhagen Fashion Summit, will open the event 12 May in the beautiful settings at Copenhagen Concert Hall. Here she will be joined by other prominent speakers such as Jason Kibbey, CEO at Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Kerring’s Director of Sustainable operations Michael Beutler.

Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor for the New York Times and a previous summit participant, is also ready to take the stage and sees Copenhagen Fashion Summit as more relevant than ever:

”In the wake of COP21 and the historic climate deal, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit is ever-more important; an opportunity to hear multiple insights about the concrete, measurable ways fashion is grappling with sustainability - the stories of how words become action - the better to design its own future.”

The theme of Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016 is ‘responsible innovation’. The global fashion industry faces major sustainability challenges and it is thereby immensely important to continuously develop and improve the way it functions. With emphasis on responsible innovation, Copenhagen Fashion Summit aims to be a catalyst for change. 

By gathering key players from the global fashion industry, who will share their knowledge and ideas on new and sustainable solutions, the hope is to inspire, motivate, and give tools to implement a sustainable mindset and create a brighter future for the fashion industry.  


For further information and registration see Copenhagen Fashion Summits website